Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Librarians attack

It's understandable that John McCain wants to distance himself from George Bush. No one can blame him, even though he seems to be intent on carrying out Bush's agenda to a significant extent. Bush has the popularity of Leprosy at the moment and it's clear that party loyalty no longer extends to allowing comparison to the sitting president. I can however blame his campaign staff and the Denver Colorado police from denying the right of a 61 year old librarian to be on public property for a public meeting, carrying a sign proclaiming McCain=Bush.

The banshees at Fox and the snickering snots who listen to them will never let you hear the end of the Obama campaign workers who asked two women wearing Muslim head scarves not to sit where the camera could see him, but they weren't escorted out to the street by the police, weren't issued a ticket for trespassing or told they would be arrested for constitutionally protected behavior.

Of course the cable news opinion shouters who still support Bush have a chance to show that the McCain campaign has insulted them and the President and the party, but I'm willing to bet we won't hear anything but silence from them and from John McCain. Republican apologists have little to build a defense on other than the grave danger posed by nice old lady librarians with opinions, but they will probably try.

I hope I can be forgiven for suspecting that McCain will be another president who thinks the constitution is a stumbling block and try to scare us out of our desire for freedom.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

They didn't want her hitting on Johnny boy.

expatbrian said...

Her last comments are the best part of this whole affair. How bad must a president be for his own party to have to distance its new candidate so forcefully that even a sign of one equaling the other frightens them.

I would love an answer to her question. Why do the republicans, who voted for Bush, find that so offensive?

Not to mention having to move from public property....sigh

Capt. Fogg said...

Republican doublethink. Bush is a disaster, but everything he says or does is beyond criticism - because he's one of us. Reagan sold weapons to Iran, made deals with "terrorists" and cut and ran from Lebanon but Democrats are pansies and Nancy boys; Republicans are tough guys.

But of course if we don't stand up for our rights, no one else will.